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March 2, 2018

Modernizing your workplace

When is the last time you evaluated your workplace layout? Does your furniture need to be updated? Does your current layout benefit or limit your employees? Would it make sense to purchase new furniture or rent furniture?

There is a lot to consider when assessing the furniture needs of your business. If you’re looking to modernize your office, here are a few considerations.

  1. Know your Staff
  2. When deciding how to furnish your workspace, your employees should be the number one factor in your decision making. Cubicles are a great option for offices with limited floor space, but it can also be restricting for businesses that rely on collaborative work. If your employees constantly collaborating, consider adding open workstations to your office space. These workstations will encourage creativity and increase productivity throughout your team.

  3. Accommodate remote workers
  4. If you have a lot of employees who work from home, you’ll need to designate space for them when they come to work in the office. Many businesses use hot desking, which involves designating a work space to workers on a rotational basis.

  5. Go residential
  6. One of the biggest trends that we are seeing in recent years is the shift to office spaces with a more “residential” feel. Many employees are attracted to work environments that incorporate common areas, break rooms and other amenities you wouldn’t find in offices years ago. If you don’t have a lot of floor space in your office, consider bringing in a small sofa or a few lounge chairs to encourage employees to take breaks throughout the day.

  7. Consider rental
  8. If your office furniture is old-fashioned, worn or just in need of a refresher, then you’ll need to decide if you’re going to purchase new furniture or if it makes more sense to rent. Furniture rental is a great option that provides flexibility for growing businesses with changing needs.

As you assess your existing layout, it’s important to keep your employees’ needs and expectations in mind. Providing a work environment that appeals to employees will increase productivity. So, keep these 4 considerations in mind as you modernize your workspace. Whether you are a start-up or a fast-growing business Executive Furniture Rentals has you covered for your office furniture requirements.

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